Spasticity is characterized by tight,
stiff muscles that make movement, especially of the arms or legs,
difficult or uncontrollable. Common conditions associated with
spasticity include cerebral palsy, brain injury, stroke, multiple
sclerosis, or spinal cord injury.
Spasticity is an educational program created to raise
awareness about spasticity, bring those who are affected together to
share their personal stories and coping strategies, and empower
patients and family caregivers to seek treatment. This program is
sponsored by Medtronic and a consortium of patient advocacy groups
with a common interest in helping people who are affected by
If you or someone you love has
spasticity, we invite you to participate in Exploring Spasticity by
submitting a written or artistic entry.
www.exploringspasticity.com or call 1.800.731.2921 for
more information on this year's contest rules, entry form, and
deadlines. The Web site also offers general spasticity information,
treatment options, and further resources.